Van Jones, Special Adviser at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and green jobs and Founder & President, Green For All, resigned from his position over the weekend.
While President Obama endures accusations of being a socialist, Van Jones endured accusations of being a communist. Statements he made in the past about having “radical” ideas or being a communist have surfaced due to right wing efforts. Jones “apologized on Thursday after videotape surfaced of him using a crude epithet to describe Republicans and amid revelations he had signed a petition suggesting U.S. government involvement in the 2001 attacks in New York and Washington.” ~reuters.com
Check out this video of Van Jones on NOW with David Brancaccio on the episode Green Jobs: Hope or Hype? explaining what green jobs are and how they might help lift the U.S. out of this economic downturn. He also explains he was never a “czar”.
Jones’ resignation letter was released to the media. In it he said: “On the eve of historic fights for Continue reading